Between the Arctic temps (literally!) and wind swells that feel like a slap in the face, winter skin care can be a challenge. Though spring is in sight, your skin takes quite a beating in the winter, and sometimes it feels like no amount of moisture or oil will restore skin back to its proper glory. But here’s what will: incorporating a heavy-duty face mask into a regular skincare routine, one that provides the kind of long-lasting hydration that typically only comes from a spa. Here are our favorite winter cures, rife with all the key hydration boosters.
This rich but not greasy overnight mask makes winter skin care easy. It’s packed with squalane, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and betain to plump the skin and lock in moisture – all while you sleep. Superberries maqui, goji, acai, and prickly pear provide a kick of antioxidants to leave skin looking brighter, firmer, and glowier. The clincher? It’s 100% vegan. Youth to the People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Dream Mask, $48, sephora.com
Your skin will instantly notice the soothing and restorative effects of this herbal gel mask. Between the 13 ingredients for plumping hydration, 12 ingredients for calming redness, and 18 vitamins and minerals, your skin will will be the most radiant it has ever been. Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Mask, $95, sephora.com
This 2-in-1 mask gently exfoliates dull or congested skin with rose flower powder within a bed of moisturizing and antioxidant-packed oils, including argan, safflower, sesame, avocado, and grape seed. This 10-minute mask is truly a game-changer. Summer Fridays R+R Mask, $52, summerfridays.com
There’s a reason it’s called a classic. This creamy, refreshing mask from La Mer heals dryness and gives skin that extra oomph. Their patented Miracle Broth supports our skin’s natural renewal process and protects against environmental hazards like free radicals and pollution. La Mer The Intensive Revitalizing Mask, $170, sephora.com